Cellular voice and data services are ubiquitous throughout the world as 4G LTE is widely deployed with download speeds of up to 20mbps and higher. Prepaid SIM cards for voice and data are locally available with high-value data packages from local distributors. Costs are generally higher sligthly than in Europe and North America but in line with other smaller markets.
Regardless of whether for a yacht, commercial vessel or super yacht, the cost of a local network is disproportionate to the high cost of VSAT or other satellite providers.
The prerequisite is an antenna that is suitable to receive all 4G frequencies available worldwide. This in combination with the unique possibility to find and zoom in on the strongest antenna on shore by first looking for the signal omni-directionally, then turning the antenna directionally towards the strongest signal.